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Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Marsha Keel Chasteen, the winner of Noah and Susie, two Amish-made dolls from Lancaster County, PA. Plus one signed copy of Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County, or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County...

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

"The nursery was magnificent, but nothing prepared me for the charm and eloquence of the café, which stood behind the last greenhouse." from Starting From Scratch I never grow weary of visiting Lancaster County, PA. Or of writing about it. Or studying about the Amish...

Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a giveaway winner

Kate’s Favorite Pics – and a giveaway winner

Congratulations to Kristina Browning, winner of the Amish-made laundry bag for clothespins and two lovely Amish-made oven mitts from Lancaster County, plus a signed copy of one of my Amish books: Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County, or one of three...

Finding Community

Finding Community

A couple of women in our neighborhood have organized a potluck in a nearby park for next week. Each year, our city sets aside a specific date for communities to gather. Actually, the whole country holds a National Night Out to promote fellowship . I’m a very social...

Best Time to Write

Best Time to Write

Photos from Lancaster County embellish my stories People have asked me when my best and most productive time to write is. If I had my druthers it would be late morning or after dinner. However, I find I get my best writing done very early in the morning, before my...

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Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society.

Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.

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